Lately, estate and garage sales have been a treasure trove of delightful things for me to find! Look at this little beauty!! A sweet little child's sewing machine in excellent condition...with the original box!! I bought it from the original owner and while I was tickled to have made such a lucky find, I was saddened at the same time to know that the owner didn't have anyone in her family that was interested in owning something she learned to sew on.
Another estate sale yeilded a Teddy Doll from around 1908, some old books, a sterling silver teddy bear rattle and a milk glass plate with Roosevelt bears! Score!!
And last, but certainly not least, my best finds of the weekend!! An antique teddy bear and doll!!! Both were from the same estate and obviously well taken care of. The mohair on the bear is in fabulous shape with just moth nips in the paw pads. The doll is in excellent condition as well with all her original clothes!! She also has a beautiful face....not the scary kind that so many old porcelain dolls have. I'm thinking they're from the early 1920's. I was suprised to have been the lucky bid on both. I'd like to think the owner would be delighted to have they remain together. Divine intervention? Perhaps. :)
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta